THE CHALLENGE The medical industry is subject to stringent oversight, and requires approvals from multiple medical and governing bodies. Any deviation from a product specification, is a costly and time-consuming exercise. Our customer received an end-of-life notification at the end of a string of negative
THE CHALLENGE Our customer was challenged in designing a new medical laboratory testing device, requiring a new motor mechanism. Compounding their challenge was the issue of trying to source a manufacturer with the right level of technical knowledge and expertise within the medical devices sector.
THE APPLICATION & SOLUTION Vibration is not only used for haptic feedback, and user interface notifications. In this example, our customer is a manufacturer of bench-top pill and tablet counters. Some parts of their machines were being upgraded to handle larger quantities of pill and tablets, and
THE APPLICATION & SOLUTION Vibration alerting is a key feature for many applications. This is especially true when communication can mean life or death, such as an emergency services radio. But vibration alerting in this application is very different from a consumer cell phone. Firstly, the
THE APPLICATION & SOLUTION Many companies are developing intelligent consumer medicine dosing devices, which enables monitored patients to take correctly dosed medicines, at home. Previously this industry designed purely mechanical dosing devices such as insulin EpiPens. The challenge with pure mechanical devices is that the
THE APPLICATION & SOLUTION Haptics is often associated with touchscreens, but in this application, our customer introduced haptic feedback with a very different goal – to simulate the feeling of a patient’s heartbeat! Our customer is a medical company with the expected high requirements on
THE APPLICATION & SOLUTION Weather balloons are used to perform all kinds of experiments in the atmosphere. The balloon is filled with enough helium to reach the target atmospheric layer and carries underneath it a small radio-controlled measurement lab. In this case study, our customer
THE APPLICATION & SOLUTION Current robotics research is generating some very unique applications, and one particularly interesting field is ‘swarm robotics’. These applications seek to mimic the behaviour of simple creatures such as ants, where the ‘intelligence’ is observable at the swarm/group level. Our customer for this